IMPORTANT! : on June 15th 2018 Compute Canada and SHARCNET are switching to a new videoconferencing platform. It is still based on Vidyo, but will run differently (now it is cloud based), and the old webinar links will not work. Please uninstall any older Vidyo applications you have on your computer, and check the Events and Calendar entries on our web portal for the new Vidyo webinar links.
SHARCNET makes a number of seminar events available online (New User Seminar, general interest talks, etc.) using software/services from Vidyo. Vidyo allows both the presenter and the attendees to offer or participate in online seminars using their web browser plus a small application one has to install when the service is used for the first time. If this is your first Vidyo seminar please join the seminar ahead of the official start, to sort out any technical issues. Vidyo is supported on most platforms, both "stationary" (Windows, MacOS, Linux) and mobile (iOS, Android).
Please note that if your device has a microphone (highly recommended) and/or webcam, they will be used by Vidyo to transmit your audio and video to all seminar participants. They will be on by default, but you can always disable them by clicking on a corresponding button at the bottom of your Vidyo window. We ask that all attendees keep their microphones muted, unless you want to ask something.
We normally record our seminars, and make them available to all SHARCNET users. All recent and new webinars are posted on our youtube channel, http://youtube.sharcnet.ca . The links to the video recordings, slides and abstracts can be found on our online seminars page.
If you are using Vidyo to attend one of our weekly "Introduction to SHARCNET" seminars (for new users), please use your SHARCNET login name or your full name as a Vidyo login name.
If you do not have headphones and or microphone, we provide a toll free number call-in option: 1-855-728-4677, ext 5542.
We strongly recommend users to pre-register for the seminar they plan to attend, using the following link: Event Registration. This only applies to SHARCNET users. Attendees without a SHARCNET account should ignore the registration step.
To receive email notifications about upcoming General Interest seminars, if you are a SHARCNET user please enable "Events" mailing list in your settings, and if you are not a SHARCNET user please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please note that times for our webinars are for the Eastern Time (EST/EDT) zone.